Sunday 26 August 2018

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings are laid out as for the continuous form of the lectionary. Alternative related readings (OT and psalm only) are below. Hymns marked with an asterisk (*) are suggested for more than one reading


May the glory of the Lord fill his temple (StF 31)
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases (StF 66)

1 Kings 8:  22-30, 41-43

Come, Host of heaven’s high dwelling place (StF 680)
Even as the world began (StF 71)
God, who made the stars of heaven (StF 7)
Praise the Lord! You heavens, adore him (StF 86)

Psalm 84

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

Let us build a house where love can dwell (StF 409)
O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness (StF 34)

Ephesians 6: 10-20

A safe stronghold our God is still (StF 623)
Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart (StF 545)
Fight the good fight (StF 634)
Soldiers of Christ, arise (StF 637)
Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord (StF 89)
To be a soldier (StF 133)

John 6: 56-69

Author of life divine (StF 572)
From the breaking of the dawn (StF 156)
How sweet the name of Jesus sounds (StF 322)
I, the Lord of sea and sky (StF 663)
Spirit of the living God (StF 395)
The Spirit lives to set us free, walk, walk in the light (StF 397)
Your words to me are life and health (StF 164)

Alternative related readings

Joshua 24: 1-2a, 14-18

Captain of Israel’s host (StF 459)
Deep in the shadows of the past (StF 463)
Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us (StF 238)
‘Moses, I know you’re the man’ (StF 473)

Psalm 34: 15-22

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

Sing for God’s glory that colours the dawn of creation (StF 116)
Sing praise to God who reigns above (StF 117)

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One Response to Sunday 26 August 2018

  1. David Hamflett says:

    If something a little different is wanted to go with the Epistle, and especially focussing on the idea of standing firm rather than the more militaristic metaphors, there is a short song from the Cameroons that is basically the last two words of Eph. 6:13: ‘Stand, O stand firm; stand, O stand firm; stand, O stand firm and see what the Lord can do.’, between verses chanting a call to who ever it is you are encouraging to stand firm (eg, ‘O my sisters, stand very firm’). It can be found in the ‘Many and Great’ collection of world church songs published by Wild Goose Publications.

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